S.C. — Former NASCAR driver, promoter and racing enthusiast
Paul “Bud” Moore died
Aug. 1. He was 75 years old.
to be confused with longtime team owner Bud Moore, “Lil Bud”
Moore was a frequent NASCAR competitor during the 1960s and
Moore's first-ever race in NASCAR was in the Grand
National Series on
August 2, 1964. He started the race in a 1963 Ford,
but dropped within three laps due to overheating problems.
best season of his racing career was in 1965, where he
managed to grab three top fives, seven top tens, and even a
pole, driving Louis
No. 45 Plymouth and
competing in just fourteen races. Moore's best season in the
point standings, however, was in 1968, where he finished
29th in those standings. Bud's final race in his relatively
short career was five years after his second to last race,
at the 1973 Southern 500 at
the Darlington Raceway.
He only completed 174 of the 367 laps, retiring from the
race due to engine problems in his 1971 Mercury.
Moore’s final race was the 1973 Southern 500 at Darlington
his career in racing, Moore was a tireless supporter of
racing and worked in various roles, including promotions and